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Re: initdb failure with PostgreSQL 7.3.2 / Cygwin 1.3.22-1 /

From: Jason Tishler <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
To: Frank Seesink <frank(at)mail(dot)wvnet(dot)edu>
Cc: Pgsql-Cygwin <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: initdb failure with PostgreSQL 7.3.2 / Cygwin 1.3.22-1 /
Date: 2003-05-05 11:25:37
Message-ID: 20030505112537.GA556@tishler.net (view raw or flat)
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Frank,

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 05:37:11PM -0400, Frank Seesink wrote:
> Ok, looks my non-attachment attempt worked.  So I'll repeat something I 
> asked in private:
> 
> I have spent the better part of the afternoon digging back thru the last 
> 4 months of postings.  One thing caught my eye.
> 
> Jason, you mention repeatedly about a file
> 
> 	/tmp/cygipc_0
> 
> But I have yet to see that file on XP (where PostgreSQL is NOT working) 
> _OR_ Windows 2000 (where the exact same install IS working).  All I see 
> are the /tmp/MultiFile* files.
> 
> Is this file you mention still valid now?

Yes.

> And if so, how do you explain the Windows 2000 box working properly?
> I'm confused.

See below...

> Or does the /tmp/cygipc_0 only show up when postmaster itself is run,

Yes, when postmaster calls shmget().

> kind of like a PID file or other filelocking mechanism?

No, this file is used by cygipc's SysV shared memory implementation.

> Please note I have only been working thus far with the test command
> 'ipctest s' and the 'initdb' command.  I have yet to fire up postgres
> itself yet.

The above explains why you have not seen this file yet.

Jason

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